Besides taking a tour through the Stadshuset it is also possible to go up the tower. The tower is closed in wintertime though, and maybe that is not surprising in these weather conditions ;-) From the tower you have a beautiful view over Stockholm, so it's something I will certainly do on one of my next visits to the city.
It's not that clear in the picture because of all the snow, but on the top of the tower you can see the "Three Crowns" or in Swedish "Tre Kronor". This sign is a copy of the one on the old castle "Tre Kronor". This sign of the 'three crowns' is often used as a Swedish symbol. It is for instance the symbol for the Swedish ice hockey team and you can also see it on the backside of the 50 öre coin.
The Tower is open daily from May to September and also Saturdays and Sundays in April, from 10.00-16.30. Adults 20 SEK, children under 12 free of charge.
You can find more detailed information about the Stadshuset and its surrounding area on my Barnhusviken page
It is a modern city hall looking at other old towns. This red building was constructed in 1923. Maybe the outside view is not so beautiful, but it looks very differently inside with lot of decorations.
Nobel winners are innaugurated at this town hall.
This is the main symbol of Stockholm. 101 councillors are appointed following general held at the same time as the parliamentary and county council elections. City Hall is frequently used for the yearly Nobel Banquet. You can visit the halls of the City hall- Blue and Golden Hall with guided tour. In the summer you can also visit the City Hall Tower, that has a fantastic view of Stockholm.
Admission for 2010 (April-October). Adult: 80 SEK
November – december Adulet. 50 SEK
The only way to visit this place is by taking guided tour.
The City Hall of Stockholm is one of the most beautiful and well known buildings in the world and the most exclusive ballroom in Stockholm, frequently used for e.g. the yearly Nobel Banquet. Behind the brick walls, several different activities take place.
The City Hall is known for its hospitality, its unique art treasures, magnificent banquettes and an intriguing history attracting close to 400,000 visitors a year.
From the City Hall, which is the main symbol for the capital of Sweden, the City of Stockholm is being governed. Around 200 politicians and civil servants have their offices in this building.
DONT MISS MY VIDEOS OF CITY HALL
The stadshuset is the City Hall of Stockholm from where the entire city of Stockholm is administered. It houses many offices. It is one of the tallest structures in the city with it's tower rising 106 meters high above City Hall from where one can have an arial view of the city. There are 365 steps through a narrow passage and it takes quite an effort to go up, but is well worth the effort. Also there is an elevator that goes halfway up the tower. The city hall has an exclusive ballroom in which the yearly Nobel Banquet is held. It is one of the most visited buildings in Stockholm. Civil marriage are also organised in the city hall.
Not only impressive on the outside and as a great location for views across the waters and to the old town of Gamla Stan I would recommend taking a tour of the opulent and interesting interior - famous for its venue of the Nobel Peach Prize awards (lavish affairs!).
An extended tour time meant there was an additional tour being held at 4pm which was great for me - whereas hadnt been added onto any info available from the Tourist offices info. But about hourly normally during the summer they are held and take up to about 45 minutes.
Giving you loads of information - the building does look like its amazingly old but is not yet 100 years old! Made of materials from around and to symbolise Stockholm - including the beautiful marble and granite.
If your thirsty or just want to take a ice cream and cool of. Then go to the little ice cream place just outside the gates of City Hall.
You can buy a tourist map of Stockholm in several languages and souvenirs here, but i recommend that you buy souvenirs some place else! They are overcharging here.
This place is suburb during the summer months. I even had the rare chance of seeing sunbathers in a seemingly beachless city. But this city, like stockholm, is impeccable; beautiful people, great water side avenues in the summertime, vintage architecture.
I discovered a beach! Picture three; walk along a trail called Norr Malarstrand due west starting at the Town hall tower for 10 minutes, and you will finally reach a great outdoor sunbathing area and frisbee throwing with a vendor for ice cream and such. Enjoy that area, but keeping going shortly on Smedsuddswagen street along the water, and you will reach the beach of wonders! This was just what we were looking for in between the sometimes stressful city touring.
Stockholm City Hall (Stadshuset) is an impressive redbrick structure dating from the 1920s. It is situated on Kungsholmen island and the building is famous for hosting the annual Nobel Prize ceremony. The tower is 348 feet (106 metres) high. In the summer, from April to September, the tower itself is open to the public and the view from the top is quite beautiful. At the foot of the tower there is burial monument (cenotaph) dedicted to the founding father of the city of Stockholm - Birger Jarl. The cenotaph features a dazzling gold statue of a reclining Mr B.
Don't miss out on the fantastic view from the tower of Stadshuset. If you go during the winter season it might be closed, in that case. Head in a completely different direction and go to Kaknäs tornet which is open all year round.
Both towers offer a fantastic panoramic view of Stockholm but are based in very different parts.
Stockholm's impressive City Hall was built from 1911-23 in National Romantic style and turned out 3-times more expensive than planned.
You can visit it with a guided tour in Swedish or English for 60 SEK. The tour takes about 50 minutes and you'll see the beautiful "Golden Hall" and the hall where the Nobel price banquet is held. The 106m high tower can only be visited during the sommer months, it was already closed for the season when I was there in October.
The town hall officially opened in 1923 and reminds of the Tre Kronor Palace in the old city. One can go to the top of the 106 meter tall tower by lift and enjoy a spectacular view over the city of Stockholm. This is the building where the Nobel Price Celebration dinner is held. (All except Peace)
This was probably my favorite place to visit. It was so pretty and had a great view of the city. Don't miss the sarcophogus on the outside of the building. My friend and I took daily walks through the city, and we would stop here every time. Some of my favorite pictures were taken here. Also, the bridges right next to City Hall are good for pictures of the city.
The main sight of Kungsholmen-island is the City Hall (Stadshuset). It was constructed in 1911-1923 on a place of the first in Sweden steam mill. The building of the Town hall is an imitation of Venetian temples and medieval fortresses. The building is decorated by painting and sculptures in spirit of national romanticism. The tower has three gilt crowns on its top.
Excursions: Monday-Sunday 10.00, 12.00. In the summer 11.00, 14.00 and 15.00.
One of the most impressive buildings in Stockholm is the Stadshuset (City Hall). It looks like an old building but it was actually completed in 1923. You can only enter the building as part of a guided tour, costs 60 SEK per person, available at 10am and 12pm (extra tours during the summer months). The tour is well worth the visit - you'll get to see the Blue Hall where the Nobel banquets are held each year, and the extravagant Golden Hall, covered in gold mosaics.
You can also go to the top of the tower for views of the city, costs 20 SEK, open daily from 10.00am to 16.15, May to September.